Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
] >> reporter: mitt romney rallied supporters in cleveland, ohio, one of four battleground states the republican nominee is visiting sunday. >> if the president were to be reelected he would -- [booing] >> he would -- it is possible but not likely. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the race could come down to a single swing state. >> hello florida. >> they are hittinga as many as they can before election day. >> i need iowa! >> reporter: president barack obama took time to join president clinton in new hampshire that carries 4 of the votes needed to win. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: both the romney and barack obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday. but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. >> if anyone has an edge it is the president because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still think it is easier for the president to get the 270. not impossible for governor romney but all of the pieces have to fit together. >> there are a few undecided voters left and the can indicates know it could -- canidates know it
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's only way we can afford to invest in education and job training and manufacturing all the ingredients of a strong middle class and strong economy. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to the economy let's start to actually solve the problem. the tax reform.